UFC’s most renowned color commentator, Joe Rogan, will only call out a maximum of 10 UFC pay-per-views a year. Speaking on his podcast – The Joe Rogan Experience, with fellow MMA enthusiasts, he revealed that he would cater to only pay-per-view cards henceforth. Joe Rogan has been the UFC’s primary color commentator for over two decades now. After beginning his career with the UFC in the year 1997, Rogan did 15 free shows for the UFC as a commentator in exchange for free prime tickets to fights.
Working alongside likewise commentators such as Mike Goldberg, John Anik, Dominick Cruz, and Daniel Cormier, Rogan has been in the business for the majority part of the UFC’s run. After doing multiple shows for the UFC, an unexpected conflict with FOX network forced Rogan to call only major pay-per-view events. Rogan said that he would prefer critiquing MMA fights in his podcast rather than show up around the year for a large number of UFC shows.
Joe Rogan has also been a standup comedian for a majority part of his life. Staying on the road consumes a large portion of his time, alongside a podcast which makes an estimate of $30,000 per episode. UFC fans may miss hearing Rogan’s thrilling commentary during smaller UFC events but can be sure to catch him live at big pay-per-view attractions.